Religious Studies: The Key Concepts

1st Edition

Carl Olson

Routledge
Published July 27, 2017
Reference - 320 Pages
ISBN 9780415487221 - CAT# Y101429
Series: Routledge Key Guides

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Summary

Religious Studies: The Key Concepts is an accessible, A-Z resource, defining and explaining key terms and ideas central to the study of religion. Exploring broad and recurring themes which are applicable in both eastern and western religions, cross-cultural examples are provided for each term to give a comprehensive overview of the subject. Subjects covered include:

  • afterlife
  • comparative religion
  • festivals
  • ethics
  • gender
  • monotheism
  • world religions
  • modernity
  • pilgrimage
  • theism
  • secularization

With cross referencing and further reading provided throughout, this book provides an inclusive map of the discipline, and is an essential reference for all students, academics and researchers.

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